It has been said the difference about price of wrist watch is so big.And not just because of brand value and Replica Richard Mille watch choose material is different.There is an invisible mark – polishing.
When the industrialization level is not high.Everyone can only rely on lathe and handmade mechanical meters.You can also be said to the clock time. Watch time and even watches the early age, when the meter is durable and elegant, because the watchmaker.It requires a lot of energy to complete a work.Of course not hope this work will soon be discarded, and in many cases these clocks are made by aristocrats and royal. Richard Mille Chronograph Rattrapante RM 002 V2 White Gold is very fastidious.Grinding is one of the process. Today, the clock has become so popular, everyone can have a many good watches.Even as the growth of
the industrialization level, wrist watch and watch, the differences between had not only in the field of precision. In addition to the logo on the dial, wrist watch is advanced, or whether it is worth collect carefully, often through subtle grinding, can come to the conclusion.
1815 after long time needle movement
I have seen some antique clocks and watches, early in the late 19th century and the early 20th century antique pocket watch.Late in the first century, the late modern wrist watch. it is impressive, often grind good
watches and clocks, which both are very good, had first started to accept it mentally, and grind the bad watches, unless the product got good brand, the price also will be good. Look at that period of the clock, of
course, the most attractive is the main material, the mechanical structure and movement way, polishing is convey, and many times these clocks grinding is not much, degree is not high also. Modern clocks and watches,very attention to detail, we mainly talk about some polishing machine core, because the appearance of grinding, tend to be mechanical grinding, polishing by hand is not much, and the low end of the wrist in
appearance is also very beautiful, so the real test of senior clock burnish, by appreciating movement can grasp more.
Rolex nearly old core vaguely see fine grinding
Deeply friends, a lot of information for grinding is very understanding, we watch a family of fans, there are some professional maintenance clock, clock and watch company technical personnel, so I teach fish to swim,
hope the topic. In general, all the machine burnish is divided into two parts, one part is functional burnish, part decorative grinding. Functional refers to serve the clock function of polishing, mainly driven by gear
shaft, tooth and so on, the purpose is to improve clock performance, stability and durability. Decorative grinding means is to improve the quality of appearance of movement of grinding, to watch the performance of little help, has developed into a tabulation of modern art, and even the school set up a special training course.
Shining tooth pivot
If illustrated with old ideas, all the decorative polishing is long, functional burnish is king, because the most important function of mechanical watches, walking is still, the good product, can shock river’s lake, it
is just because of the wrist watch with high quality. What is the quality? Precision, durable, for a long time, the basis of these, is the initial structure of the excellent design, good processing of functional
parts and components, including grinding. Functional grinding has three machine factory do more thorough popular feeling, is a rolex, one is a universal, one is the FP machine factory, of course not to say that the
function of the grinding is not this a few other brand, Abby, the function of the patek philippe grinding is in place, just as we all know is a few more.
The nations manual timing movement
The three stopwatch factory do, have a common characteristic, is the surface grinding is not fine, even feel a bit rough around the edges, but movement performance is very good, the performance of the parts are good, so has been durable classic. As previously mentioned, functional activity is mainly used in the mechanical structure of polishing parts, like the tops of lever, gear shaft, gear teeth, etc, good functional polishing
can make parts work, so long and rough grinding, not only can make the friction components of clastic, can cause different degree of wear and tear, thus increasing repair difficulty, raise the cost of maintenance.
When machine core assembly in the wrist watch, however, it is difficult for us to see these internal grinding, more don’t judge it good or bad, so the brand has become their endorsement, choose brand is chose good with
The popularity of decorative grinding, are the result of the development of modern watches, admittedly, is very popular in the pocket watch, the period of the movement will have decorative polished, but far from
popular now and richness. Trainspotter wrist watch is becoming more common, began calling for surface movement to have good decoration, in order to increase both. Decorative finish there are many, the most common have Geneva grain grinding, pearl dot grain grinding, chamfering, grinding, polishing, grinding, etc., which is a
large part of polished by machine, and we want to say, is by manual grinding of the delicate and artisan spirit.
In advanced mechanical watches, some abnormal parts, not how shiny these parts, but a deep black. Polishing as one of the most commonly used in mechanical movement decorative grinding polishing technique, has a lot of kinds of types, but really need to spend a lot of time and effort, can only rely on manual polishing, must belong to black polishing (other polishing now basically use polishing paste with grinding machine behind). Black polishing the original named Black Polish, polishing is the most wonderful and most challenging polishing process, because after such polishing of the surface of the parts under a certain Angle named render all Black, there are only a few tabulation company will use, because the output low, artificial cost is high, these parts only in high-end watches. Although such as lundgren, Abby, vacheron constantin and patek
philippe’s top brands are used, but the black polishing method is roughly the same.
Lundgren mirror polishing
Black polishing on the material requirements, generally USES the stainless steel materials, because fine steel stand for a long time of friction, less wear and tear the surface, and can achieve ideal mirror. In general,
grinding parts will be polished, to a stake, and then on the zinc plate and diamond grinding paste (or diamond powder), and then polished buckle the architect stake, let the parts surface contact diamond powder, according to the alignment of “8” the word looped friction. In the process, polishing teacher need change often focus on
the surface of a part, until the present one-way glance or reflex all light, this process, often requires a polished days time to complete. More valuable is that this process of repeating the same action is very
boring, and day after day, there’s not a good mentality is hard to insist, so burnish of spirit is worthy of
Senior mechanical TAB and the difference of ordinary mechanical watches, by chamfering grinding can distinguish, but due to the improvement of modern industry, the traditional sense must be manually do chamfering, already can be done by machine, of course, both in practical effect is distinct. Chamfering has the branch of inside and outside, outside, could finish, mechanical angles are still need to manually, so ordinary mechanical watches, is not an internal Angle. Senior mechanical watches all the chamfering is done by
hand, chamfering actual effect such as can reduce the wear and tear, reduce the risk of scratches on the surface of the other parts when assembly, in addition to this seems to be no other function, but can boost the movement of the beautiful degree, there is no chamfer and chamfering machine core, on both vary widely. Chamfering is the sharp Angle plate surface and side joint process to modify into smooth incline, hollow out
especially common in wrist watch.
Xiao Bangtuo flywheel framework for chamfering by hand
For now, chamfering has 45 ° incline Angle and round two, most cases are cant chamfering. First used a spear point file the sharp Angle file a 45 ° Angle, and then use with polishing compound polishing tools for
surface polishing, this process of different brands have different methods, some with a pony for small electric wheel polishing, some of them are pure manual polishing.Independent tabulation Hajime Asaoka grinding (like use ball bearings instead of ruby)
Phillipe Dufour rounded burnish
Good round grinding does not see more, there will be a senior mechanical watches, but if you want to enjoy the most beautiful round grinding, also have to go to see the works of some of the independent watchmaker, such as Phillipe Dufour and Kari Voutilainen, the two are acknowledged master of grinding process, and by hand can be polished to high power under the magnifying glass is still perfect. In fact, good chamfering is difficult,
because often already have adornment grain on machine core plywood, and chamfering the cohesion between the surface and the texture is the most difficult to handle, because the process is different, different tools, if
not handled properly, you will place in connecting potholes and uneven effect such as burr, influence its beautiful degrees, the degree of fine chamfering, can only be done by hand. Dufour in dealing with rounded
corners burnish, its cohesion place to see a narrow Angle, facilitate subsequent fillet processing, so this is also the place where he skill anybody.
Bao Po movement
Placed to fixed splint and jewel bearing, there will be very porous on mechanical watches splint, some of these holes are used to screw, some are used to FangGong gems, either way, senior mechanical watches, for
these holes, there are strict processing standards, treatment process, is called a gouge. First of all need to go through the hole perforating machine, have a rough shape first, and then carried on by hand, usually with a small file, after go to the burr, again by craftsman manually grinding chamfering. The benefits of the chamfering, lies in the screw, or place/take down the ruby, tools as much as possible to avoid scratch the
surface of the slot, influence its delicate degree. And general mechanical watches, without this process, they may also have the chamfer of the inclined plane, but its fine degree, far less high polished degree, by inch
mirror can be clear at a glance to see.
Mana burn after the screw
It has been said, watch of wrist of advanced screw, a value of $100, at that time, I don’t believe it, a lot of people don’t believe, but the fact is that this is true. But unfortunately, is not only a wrist watch on
the screws, screw on the top sports car, a value to $100. So a screw $100 is not a myth, it is reality. Why does a screw can be so expensive, because of the high technology. A screw removed material processing, after
modification will take enormous labor costs, screws need to be polished surface, because the surface is flat, side is curved surface, can’t polishing together, need to use different polishing process. When after the
completion of polishing on the middle of the groove edge and screw, need to do the chamfer, this is a manual polishing process. In order to achieve perfection, fine inside the groove of the screw will be after
polishing, because the space is narrow, the polishing is not easy, so the value of a single screw can even as much as $100.
Pure manual chamfering
Hand now is not very strict definition, pure manual grinding is usually used by manual polishing tools repeated exposure to define, but in fact now manual polishing, most is to use use manual, electric grinding
tools and machinery to burnish, such as pearl, Geneva lines, the gear on the waveform of grain, plywood, and leverage on line swirl marks on the satin, clockwork box, etc., pure manual grinding is used only for very
fine and small place, machines or other tools cannot directly grinding, polishing by hand with primitive way. This grinding method is reasonable, after all, for production, can not use the original way to grind slowly.
And many independent watchmaker, work fine, because they do not require such a high yield, can slowly grinding to the point of very exquisite, might do a year a few watchess.
Bulgari three ask movement
In the past, because there is no good polishing machine, general TAB school inside there will be a grinding course, but now many tabulation school the inside have no grindingcourse, because you just need to control, the machine is easy to use, but still have a lot of brands and the teaching of school still polished. In Finland, a polished schools, specialized teaching students how to burnish, Finland’s several famous
independent watchmaker, and there are closely linked, here Ceng Helang such top TAB company have cooperation, for them to develop advanced grinding talent.